A complete of 44,76,111 passengers have travelled by way of metro in Chennai ever since Chennai Metro Rail Restricted (CMRL) resumed operations on June 21 this 12 months. In an announcement, CMRL stated 44,76,111 passengers had availed metro companies from June 21 to August 31.
Whereas 3,55,579 passengers had travelled from June 21 to June 30, a complete of 18,46,466 passengers had travelled by way of metro from July 1 to July 31.
Patronage for metro companies noticed a rise final month with 22,74,066 passengers having travelled from August 1 to August 31 alone.
CMRL recorded its highest single-day footfall throughout this era on August 27, with 88,579 individuals having travelled by way of metro on that day.
CMRL stated 35,180 passengers had used the QR Code ticketing system to buy tickets in August, whereas 12,19,967 passengers had opted for the Journey Card ticketing system in final month.
CMRL had resumed operations with 50 per cent occupancy alongside the Inexperienced (between St. Thomas Mount and Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M G Ramachandran Central Metro stations) and Blue (between Airport and Wimco Nagar metro stations) Traces in Chennai on June 21 following relaxations in lockdown restrictions in Chennai.
At present, Chennai metro trains are operated from 5.30 am to 11 pm on weekdays (Monday to Saturday). Peak hour companies are from 8 am to 11 am and 5 pm to eight pm with trains operating with a headway of 5 minutes whereas trains throughout non-peak hours are operated with a headway of 10 minutes. In the meantime, metro companies may be availed from 7 am to 10 pm on Sundays and public holidays, with a headway of 10 minutes all through the day.
Rs 48,400 collected as wonderful for violation of Covid-19 norms
As a part of Covid-19 administration, CMRL has been sanitising trains and stations commonly. With solely 50 per cent occupancy allowed, seats have been marked with ‘X’ to make sure social distancing. Masks and social distancing are necessary and crowd management workers have been deployed throughout all stations within the metropolis to make sure the identical.
CMRL introduced in an announcement that fines amounting to Rs 200 are being levied by squads on these not sporting masks whereas commuting in metro. A complete of 242 passengers have been fined until August 31 and Rs. 48,400 has been collected in direction of the identical.